Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise Liner MSC VIRTUOSA maiden call – 10.11.2021

On Wednesday 10th November, 2021 the 2021 built liner MSC VIRTUOSA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on a dull day passing breakwaters at 0702 hrs berthing at Valletta Cruise Port.

MSC VIRTUOSA is a Meraviglia-Plus built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France. She is the second ship in the Meraviglia-Plus class and sister ship to MSC GRANDIOSA.  Originally she was scheduled to debut on 8th November 2020, with her delivery and entry into service was delayed due to the Pandemic Disease COVID-19 She was delivered to MSC Cruises on 1st February 2021 and entered service in May 2021.

Upon her berthing she was joined by the bunkering tanker ADELIA for uplifting bunkers.

She left at 1614 hrs bound to Piraeus, Greece. At the time of writing she’s underway to the Far East of which she will re-position to Dubai in autumn 2021, where she will be based throughout the winter, sailing 7-day itineraries in the Persian Gulf to the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman.

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Published – Friday 19th November, 2021.